Leigh Murray

Leigh Murray, an Atlanta, GA native, received her BFA in Dance Choreography from Arizona State University in 2009. Since moving to Kansas City, Leigh has had the privilege to work with students at many studios, including Kansas City Young Audiences, Kansas City Ballet, Shapes Dance and Acro, and Encore at the J.
Leigh is also a professional dancer and choreographer. She is currently serving in her fifth season as the Artistic Director of KC Contemporary Dance, a non-profit professional dance company. Her choreography has been presented on a local and national scale.
Also a certified fitness instructor, Leigh combines her love of movement and wellness by leading group fitness classes at gyms across Kansas City.
Leigh has a passion for arts education and deeply believes in providing opportunities for people of all backgrounds and abilities to experience the arts, especially dance. She has worked as an advocate to implement new programs for arts education across the Midwest and strives to continue to enrich the cultural landscape of Kansas City with innovative arts programming.